Pale Handbags

If you followed along with your Spring 2014 runway roundups, you already know what I’m about to say. Pale bags, ranging from ivory to blush, are the biggest trend going for spring by far. After what feels like season upon season of prints, neons, rococo embellishments and exotics, a simple swath of dove grey leather actually does feel pretty fresh, if perhaps a little tricky to keep clean under non-ideal circumstances. (Put away your denim, lest you turn the back side of your new bag entirely blue.)

Because fashion is slowly kicking and screaming its way into the instant-gratification machine we all wish it were, the bags that rode the runway aren’t going to be available for months, but we’ve found plenty of current options to keep you looking ladylike through the winter months. Speaking of which, the more traditional among you might feel like this isn’t a cold-weather trend, but au contraire – shades like ivory and blush are all over this season’s most covetable outwear, and as long as the tone of the color and the material are sufficiently autumnal, you should feel free to wear colors like pink and white year-round. White linen? No. White leather? Pile it on.

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  • Spencer

    I am really into this pale trend especially that pale pink Balenciaga! Might have to get my hands on those. I usually don’t like too much florals and I know that that is popular in the Spring, this is a great alternative since it has the sweetness that the florals give for Spring fashion.

  • ?? ?

    are these bags all come from spring 2014′s collection ?

    • Amanda Mull

      Almost all of the bags in this post are from Fall 2013 and available immediately. (The Proenza might be a pre-order, I think.)

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  • GDD

    Hello Meg,
    When you do these kinds of posts i.e. put up a whole bunch of bags, I suggest that you number the pictures and then have a list of names and prices pertaining to each number so its easy for us to access and we don’t have to continue to gallery and waste time finding information pertaining to the bag we like.

    • Maria

      Hi there, when u continue to gallery there’s an option to view all and all u need to do is to scroll down. All e links and prices are above each bag so easy to navigate. Hope this helps.

      • Amanda Mull

        Winner winner!

  • Elaine Weiss Whitman

    These are so lovely and feminine, yet the designs are trendy enough to keep them from looking like “gramma bags.” I can see I’ll have trouble picking just one! My only concern: as a former New Yorker, I essentially live in black. How do we think these pale bags will look against black, near-black, or super-black outfits?

    • FACM

      Just the right amount of contrast to make your black outfit look new or not boring!

  • Tamara C

    Wow gorgeous, but costly!! Especially for a lady like me who likes to switch it up a lot. I can dream about them though lol

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